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    Kerry told the same thing to Ashton and the Europeans and Obama also said something similar.

    Obama: Spying isn't unusual - CBS News

    Responding to reports that the United States has been spying on the European Union, President Obama on Monday suggested that every nation engages in that kind of covert intelligence gathering.

    "They're going to be trying to understand the world better and what's going on in world capitals around the world, from sources that aren't available through the New York Times or NBC News," Mr. Obama said during a press conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he stopped on the last leg of his seven-day trip to Africa.

    With video of interview

    John Kerry says E.U. leaders voicing worries about alleged U.S. spying - CBS News

    Secretary of State John Kerry, on an official visit to Brunei, said Monday the Europeans had raised the matter with him, but he wouldn't comment until he knew the whole truth, but added that, "every country in the world that is engaged in international affairs of national security undertakes lots of activities to protect its national security."
    So they are pretty much dismissing the European concerns.

    Read the European view at the European Tribune

    by fran1 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 02:33:13 PM PDT

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    •  Uh, no you can bet they aren't dismissing (1+ / 0-)
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      any European concerns.

      That's why I  said those words they're saying are for domestic consumption only; to make it appear domestically that they are dismissing them.

      No one outside the US believes that shit about American exceptionalism but your officials have to keep feeding the gullible domestic belief in it.

      Dissolve Israel; stop distinguishing between jew and non-jew in Palestine.

      by high5 on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 01:05:32 AM PDT

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